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September 23, 2014

Al Jazeera visits casinos owned by the Navajo Nation to learn how the gaming industry has impacted the largest reservation.

Plans are still in the preliminary stages but could involve a land swap with the U.S. Forest Service.

Columnist suggests the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut might still be able to pursue a commercial casino in neighboring Massachusetts.

The United Auburn Indian Community donated $100,000 to help defeat the North Fork Rancheria's off-reservation casino.

September 22, 2014

A Michigan man was convicted for assaulting and stealing more than $2,000 from a casino patron.

The tribe's general counsel, however, said there are no plans to expand the casino.

The tribe is taking its case to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge ordered a halt to the games.

About 350 customers and employees were evacuated after a small electrical fire occurred away from the gaming floor

The tribe is concerned Gov. Scott Walker (R) might approve an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.

Newspaper calls on Gov. Robert Bentley (R) to explore a Class III gaming compactwith the Poarch Band of Creek Indians:

September 18, 2014

The judges criticized the state for waiting more than a decade to challenge the status of land placed in trust for the tribe in 1994.

The proposed facility is located right on the edge of the exclusivity zone promised to the tribe.

The judge went ahead and resolved the case on the merits after being told by the council to dismiss it.

Tribe's decade-long quest could come to an end on election day in November.

The decision came as the Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on a bill that would bar the casino.

The Mohegan Tribe may have have lost its bid for a commercial casino but columnist wonders what's the next step in the fight.

Scott Butera served as CEO of the Foxwoods Resort Casino for nearly four years.

September 17, 2014

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) clashed repeatedly at the hearing.

The tribe was ordered to stop enforcing its own set of labor laws on casino employees.

The 21-year-old football player is accused of stealing a woman's purse at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

The tribe plans to add a 12-story hotel, more gaming space, new food and beverage venues and a parking garage as part of a $160 million expansion.

The bill can now be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature with the goal of ending a lawsuit that one lawmaker described as 'frivolous.'

Tribes across the nation are closely watching the case out of fear it will lead to more litigation over trust land acquisitions that were finalized years ago.

September 16, 2014

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw another decline in slot machine revenues for the month of August 2014 but the picture wasn't as bad as usual.

The case could end up before the Supreme Court if the lower courts side with tribes.

The Gila River Indian Community has spent $11 million while the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has spent $2 million.

By a vote of 3 to 1, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission goes with a rival project.

It's not clear whether the Samish Nation, the Suquamish Tribe or the Quinault Nation exercise jurisdiction over the site.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on S.2670, the Keep the Promise Act.

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